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for a while it seems a very competitive. president obama seems to have pulled ahead by about 5.4 in the latest polls and some of that has helped change the trajectory of the race. earlier this month governor tommy thompson, republican come seemed to have the momentum and at this point, his democratic rival representative tammy baldwin seems to be within the margin of error or a little ahead. >> why is that? >> it seems my best guess is the baldwin surge if you want to call it that corresponds president obama and governor romney. in august it really seemed competitive and it still is. governor thompson was perceived as the best republican nominee. he had a very republican primary and representative paul ryan nominated for the vv come see you have this it seems like suddenly wisconsin was back in the republican column or possibly in the republican column. >> and abby livingston, is denied the first debate and only debate or is there a series? >> i don't know off the top of my head, but it is going to be an interesting evening because governor thompson is a statewide brand known and not as govern
of the world. governor romney has been trying to assert that president obama is not strong enough on foreign policy. he hasn't supported israel enough. or not as tough as he should be with china. i'm not sure that's getting through. i wonder if romney might be better adviced to articulate in a more detailed way how he would change american and foreign and security policy and how do we deal with china, russia, get out of afghanistan with i have 68,000 men and tbhim uniform in afghanistan. the debate start as you know next week, it looks like foreign policy will be a part part of the debate in the campaign. i think it's healthy we discuss the issues. >> host: i want your comments from out there from the viewers. for nicholas burns who is up in boston. he's teaching a harvard. he spent 127 years in the foreign service. he's a former ambassador to they know. the numbers are on the bottom of the screen. we will read tweets as well if rtd ambassador. i want to dig in for a minute or two on iran. >> sure. >> host: and begin with a short piece the president yesterday about iran. >> the problem is no
the future. given his record, i have more confidence that president obama can get that done than governor romney camp. >> and again that entire program will be featured this morning on c-span. we are live now at the brookings institution for the start of this conference on improving education in the nation's school systems. this began just a moment ago, and speaking now is former secretary robert rubin. >> but that we believe highly germane to the hardship so many americans that i just mentioned. we believe that the debate about choosing between current job creation and growth on the one hand, and deficit reduction on the other hand is a false choice. deficit reduction enacted now with enforceable limitation of limited period down the road would provide time, hopefully, for recovery to take gold and could contribute significantly to that recovery by ginger in economic confidence and by creating a fiscal content that would allow a stimulus. more broadly, the hamilton project convenes to liberation of her aspects of our broader shorter-term duress, including stimulus and mortgage relief. bu
, the target rich environment for the obama campaign, the former governor whose popular question and the president is popular also in how emblematic the race may be for the nation. the other thing is given the long habit of being the party of the patrilineal succession, who is in the on deck circle? who is living on deck circle for the republicans should governor von medusa cycle? thanks again. >> okay, so i feel it virginia is the tipping point state this year and that i feel if you have to pick one state and whoever won at it's most likely to win. i was out to west virginia. now it might actually be -- it's not ohio because romney can win ohio and still lose. in virginia it really shows the two modern coalitions. the two modern coalitions are obviously just ran minority population. 30% minority, including 10% either white or black, which is important to remember. part of the reason the hispanic growth is important as it's not only deepening, but rodney. and then you have the upper middle-class socially white voters that we see. on the other side, you have a strong evangelical b
a lot of discretion to cut unnecessary things from the budget. if i was governor you can trust me to cut a lot of unnecessary things from the budget. >> okay. that concludes our missouri gubernatorial debate today. >> the first debate the turn presidential candidates mitt romney and president barack obama is next wednesday, october october 3rd. the university of denver. watch and engage with c-span, including a live debate preview starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern fall by the domestic policy debate at 9:00 p.m. post debate reactions and comments. calls, e-mails, and tweets. follow our live coverage on c-span, c-span radio and on line at c-span.org. >> presidential debates next wednesday live on c-span, c-span radio, and on line at c-span.org. watch ending dates. pass >> on washington journal tomorrow morning and look at the issue of foreign policy in this year's campaign. our guest is nicholas burt, former undersecretary of state for political affairs. political science professor at norfolk state university will focus on the role of virginia in the election and a history of the african-ameri
, the target-rich environment for the obama campaign, the former governor who's very popular in richmond and the president is popular also, and what somehow emblematic that race might be for the nation? the other thing is, given a long habit of being the party of patrilineal succession, who was in the on deck circle, keeping sports, whose in the on deck circle for republicans should governor romney lose the sight of? >> so virginia, i feel like bitching is the tipping point state this year, in that i feel if you pick one state and say whoever one is most likely to what i've always felt it was virginia. and now it might actually be -- it's not ohio because romney can win ohio and still uzbek virginia, the winner of virginia's most likely. it shows the two modern coalitions on the playing field in which the two modern coalitions are fairly arranged. it is this growing minority population, 30% in awake, including 10% in the white nor black which is an important dimension. it's not on deepening but it is broadening. is reaching place it has not previously been affected by. and then you cut t
to call it that corresponds with president obama getting some distance from governor mitt romney. back in august it really seems to to read and is still is. governor thompson was preceded as the best republican nominee. he had a very repel competitive primary. we have representative paul ryan nominated for the vp. so it seems like suddenly wisconsin is back in the republican column. >> abby lingstron is tonight the only series? >> i don't know that of the top of my head but it's meant to be an interesting evening because governor thompson is a state wide brand. he's known not as governor thompson, but tommy and he is going to be speaking to the legal government representative baldwin as a liberal. that is what has made him too liberal for nancy pelosi coming and she is one of several members of congress who is from a single district trying to run statewide but she is going to try to define herself in a positive we come in and he is going to define her negatively. >> that debate will be live from wisconsin. we will broadcast it live at c-span 9 p.m. central time. tommy thompson and tamm
opportunities for either governor romney or president obama to score political points, upcoming debates are some other forum and what that argument might sound like on these issues. is there any earthly chance that either of them would try to do something like that? >> only a case that is that not to the radar of the broader public would be health care. i think it will be a reference back. the supreme court because the economy takes all the oxygen out of the election with a little bit of foreign affairs the supreme court just doesn't play among independent undecided voters. it is a motivator for one space to get out and get to the polls because you want this person to replace the justice when she did retires. if you want to know if there is any practical consequence in the short term, it would be at a point that carry me that the obama administration has declined to defend, the defense of marriage act. and president romney might well decide that he would defend the constitutionality of the statute, but it does not seem that that kind of social conservative question has a lot of civilians in some
the future? given his record, i have more confidence that president obama can get that done than governor romney appeared >> -- then governor romney. >> right now, you're trying to get a sales tax increase to pay for pre-k. can you defend, sitting next to someone who does not like texas famously, the decision to brought to market with a tax increase even for something you so strongly believe in? many mayors are with you, but there are a lot of elected officials and san antonio who are not with you. >> basically, i fundamentally believe that brainpower is the currency of success. in the 21st century global economy. those communities that created will be the communities that thrive in our market economy. and those communities that do not will be the ones who fall behind. san antonio, i believe, needs to make a huge investment in education. that investment is not limited to more money. it also means getting parents involved. it also means expecting more from everybody along whole education ecosystem, from administrators to policy-makers to teachers come expecting more out of everyone. so wha
there on thursday for five days. at try and stay in touch, not with political elites in columbus, the the governor is a wonderful governor. i like to talk to, believe it or not, people in ohio, my hometown, uniontown, a democratic town, not an obama town. to they want the industry to continue unimpeded in its spread of wealth and jobs. the first to a new steel plants have opened in the last four years. they produce piping for the fracking industry which president obama wants to shut down. ohio is not going to vote to give up its jobs by turning them over to the epa. if rob portman is a member of the ticket, that will solidify the ohio look, but i don't even think it's necessary. a very solid yes vote. the hardest of those states, virginia. virginia is hard to predict. the home of a very good senate campaign by george allen against a very good democrat, tim kane. both are former governors. there is a large military and reservists vote in virginia. that vote is sponsoring decidedly against president obama because he is definitely against the military, cutting what ought to be a 313 ship navy below 2
not kept. and i've noticed so far that the tendency of both governor romney and president obama were challenged by a voter or a journalist is to not attempt to say well, the facts have changed. the facts are different. the fact is i look at now are not the facts that existed when that was my belief. instead, there are sort of various levels of equals equivocation. one is when president obama was i think talking to a latino group who challenged him on his failure to keep the promise of the immigration reforms he intended to make. and right then and there i was hoping that the president would say the picture is different. let's look at it empirical. instead he said i kept have the promise or what i meant is i would try. i am wondering why candidates don't use the strongest possible response, rhetorically, which is the facts have changed. when challenged on flip-flops' or failure to keep promises. >> you track obama's promises to the extent which he's kept them were working on them or reneged on them so maybe you have the most data to respond to that. >> we have the feature called the o
is there a way, are you doing anything to get into the debate cycle with obama and romney? >> host: we had a similar question, governor johnson, via twitter. what do you say? >> guest: well, right now i'm excluded from the first debate. the commission that determines who gets in the debates is the presidential debate commission, and guess what? the presidential debate commission is private, and they're made up of republicans and democrats with absolutely no interest whatsoever in seeing a third voice on stage. we have filed three lawsuits to get me on stage based on other third-party candidates who have filed lawsuits. there doesn't seem to be, there doesn't seem to be much hope, but we filed on anti-trust grounds, something that has not been done before. >> host: how much do these debates matter, gary johnson, and what are you looking forward to hearing on wednesday? >> guest: well, the debates are tantamount to my having a chance at winning. without being on the debates, i think that, um, you know, you can just kind of close the lid on being able to win the campaign -- win the election.
amendments. i've like to think candidate obama was engaging in opportunistic rhetoric given that almost literally the last thing he could forge to be perceived as either then or today was as a critic of our foundational text. his opponent, governor romney assuming he takes mormon theology seriously does in fact treat the constitution as a sacred foundational text. that is what the book of mormon says. forget the fact that the constitution is woefully in nondemocratic. perhaps that truly doesn't matter. the new book begins and certainly friedman's and my focus is on the degree to which people are fundamentally dissatisfied or worse with the current operation of the american system of government. how many of you agree with a 61% of polled americans that the country is going wrong direction for the political system is proving inadequate to engage in necessary terms? whatever your own major concerns might be? were you a drought-stricken farmers you would i suspect the furious beyond belief at the irresponsibility of the present congress taking an election campaign recess instead of tending
and no tim, and the u.s. chamber of commerce and the nfib endorsed me. >> moderator: that's time, governor. >> governor kaine, turning to libya, there's been reports in recent days suggesting the u.s. consulate in benghazi may not have enough security to spice mornings of heightened despair. you think the obama administration could've handled this situation better either before or after that attack? kaine: i don't know the details and we've got to study at ensure the answer to the question is yes. when something goes wrong there's always something you could have done better. en i was governor my darkest day was april of 2007 when there was a shooting at virginia tech. the most significant crime in the history of the state. and i just landed in japan on a trade mission and then i got right back on the plane and flew back. i spend time dealing with grieving family members in that community. and what i said from day one is we're going to put in place a panel of people with a broad expertise have no connection of virginia tech and we will have them turn it upside down to determine everything t
actually peel away a lot of governor romney's positions on a lot of issues, there's not a lot of difference between him and president obama. in fact, syria, there's a lot more difference between romney's position and the position of folks like lindsey graham or john mccain than there is between romney and obama. both romney and obama believe in supporting the opposition. the administration has provided nonlethal and humanitarian assistance, it's also worked with our allies who are providing all sorts of support to the opposition which, by the way, is what mitt romney said he would do in working with countries like qatar, turkey and saudi arabia and other ways. but i think this administration has also recognized that the most important thing we can do is try to create a unified political opposition so that when the assad regime fall, we'll have as smooth a transition as possible. rushing in with military options without a clear exit strategy which, by the way, mitt romney said on "60 minutes" would be the way he would think about military affairs, the president understands we have to be caut
. it is an honor to be with you. [applause] [pause] >> thank you, governor. >> republican presidential candidate mitt romney at the clinton global initiative in new york. the address is on our web site c-span.org. president obama will make remarks at this conference at the 12:10 eastern and you will see it live on c-span. retired generals and admirals discuss the impact of childhood obesity on national security. we will hear about a report on improving the quality of food sold in schools to complement the efforts by parents to teach kids to eat healthy meals and snacks. it is hosted by mission readiness and begins live at noon eastern. this afternoon former secretary of state colin powell talked about the arabs spring and the role of the u.s. in europe enjoyed by foreign made a general secretary xavier salona live at 3:15 on c-span2. >> i watch c-span every time there's a special event going on. i pay attention to c-span the most. any time something is going on i want to watch c-span because they have the best and most unbiased view. if i want a circle spin i watch the other programs. i watch c-
was irresponsible is now in a position they actually have to governor and we'll see what happens with that and that generally tends paul parties forward the center. no matter what. the way the left is unhappy with obama in many republicannings because if you would have the democratic opposition. if obama wins the second term that's going to be the interesting question. and i'm optimistic because my reading of history is different from jessica. we have absolutely mispartisan and misgridlocked many times throughout the history. you know, in the 19th century people were buried and said democrat and republican on the tombstone. the newspaper were democratic newspapers and republican. i know, you remember the tariff dispute. there was tremendous deadlock. it took decades to get out of it. and the way the american system is worked it's designed to create. i wish i could say it's dysfunctionalty. i think the system is dined to create it. when you think the kettle is about to blow, sometimes although not all the times we had a civil war because we couldn't solve the problems. but often t
, governor. >> governor kaine, turning to libya, there's reports suggesting the u.s. consulate in benghazi nay not have had security despite the warnings of the heightened risks. do you think the obama situation could have handled better before or after the attack? >> i don't know the details. we have to study it. i'm sure the answer to the question is yes. when something goes wrong, there's always something you could have done better. whiffs governor, but -- when i was governor, by darkest actually was april 2007, a shooting in virginia tech, the worst crime in the history of the state. i landed in japan on a trade mission, and i got back on, flew back, and i dealt with grieving family members in the community, and what i said from day one is we're going to put in place a panel of people with a broad expertise with no connection to virginia tech, and we'll have them turn it upside down to determine everything that could have been done different to minimize the chance that anything like that happens again. we can't prevent it, but we can minimize that chance. we found a lot of things that
from the budget to be if i were governor, you could trust me to cut a lot of fun necessary things from the budget. >> moderator: that concludes the gubernatorial debate today. .. >> next wednesday october 3rd mitt romney and president obama meet in their first presidential debate moderated by jim lehrer from university of denver. watch and engage with c-span including live debate preview at 7:00 p.m. eastern. the debate at 9:00 and after the debate your reaction, e-mails and tweets. live coverage on c-span radio and c-span.org. you are watching c-span2 with politics and public affairs weekdays featuring live coverage of the u.s. senate. weeknights watch the public policy events and every weekend latest nonfiction author and books on booktv. you can see past programs and get schedules that our web site and join in the conversation on social media sites. more campaign 2012 programming out with the debate between candidates to represent california's district of the house of representatives. dan lungren is facing off against ami bera. at the news can studios. they ran against each other in
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